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Space planning allows interior designers to allocate rooms for specific tasks and arrange elements like furniture, to determine if a potential space is appropriate, or to make an existing space as efficient and comfortable as possible for their clients. Join Ed Cotey in this course, as he goes over the finer technical points of space planning in Autodesk Revit. Learn how to add your building's parameters into a schedule, make a block plan with mass elements, use Revit's Tag and Area tools to track room names and types, and use color schemes to explain where materials go and where rooms are located.
So, our next step is to go ahead and create a block plan schedule, and compare it to the space program schedules that we have. So, in order to get that started, what we're going to do is, come up to view, and we'll pick up schedules, and we'll create a new schedule quantity. In this case, our filter is going to be architectural. Our category is not going to be what we used before.
What we are going to go ahead, and use, under mass there should be one called mass floor, so pick mass floor. The name, over here, we're going to change that. We're going to call this block plan schedule. We're going to use the schedule of the key components here. And it's going to be for new construction, press okay. Now, in the schedule properties, we need to pick a number of categories or fields that are available. We're going to start off with level and mark.
Hold down the Ctrl key, and you can then go down the list and find usage and hold down the Ctrl key again. There's also another one called floor area. You can pick that. And then there's another one for mass comments. Now you'll notice that by holding down the Ctrl key I've got a bunch of them there. I'll come over here to add and Click on add and they're now all going to be in to that schedule. Let's just take a look at making sure that we have, our order correct. I'm going to take level, and I'm going to move him up.
going to take mark, and move him up. We're going to have, floor area. And then comments and usage, we're going to move them up, too. So we're going to keep that as our schedule, at this point, and we'll take a look at it by going ahead and pressing okay. This is kind of our rudimentary schedule that we've gone ahead and put together. You'll see here that everything's on the first floor. All the marks are coming off of giving the indication as far as what are workstations, workrooms.
We have floor area, and we also have usage that's been set up. Now what we're going to do is go to Properties, and we're going to kind of refine this schedule a little bit. Let's go back to edit fields, Click on Edit Field. In this case we're going to add in a calculated value. So we're going to Click on a calculated value. And we're going to call it floor area percentage. So we're going to call it floor area and percent. And what we're going to do is describe it as architectural or common I should say.
And we're going to use it as a percentage. And it's going to be a floor area, and we're looking for grand total. So we're in good shape there. Press okay, and you'll notice that it's now in our list. We're going to take floor area percentage, and move him up a little bit before usage. Our next step is to go ahead and make level hidden. So in this case we're going to go to formatting, pick level, Click on hidden field and press okay.
So, what should happen now, is you'll see basically level gone, and you'll see floor area coming up, and that there's a percentage that is now starting to show up here. Lastly, we need to come up with a group header. So to create a group header, we're going to take basically floor area percentage and floor area and kind of put them together. And then we're going to call it block plan analysis. So, I'm going to come over here. Click, on it and then hold.
Notice how I'm kind of dragging that arrow over. And then I'm going to release. When I release up here on title and headers panel, you'll see group light up. I'm going to Click on that. And I now have a new header here that I can add in and I'm going to put in block plan analysis and now I have this header that's been put in here and you'll see that I've got my information that's been developed. We can also go ahead and do a little bit of sorting here.
I'll go ahead and hit Edit For Sort. What we're going to do is we're going to sort by usage. So I gotta come up here and pick usage. And we're going to make sure that there is a footer underneath usage. We'll have title, count and totals that show up. And then we're going to also do a then by and we're going to do it by level. Make sure that's on the ascending. And we're going to have grand totals down here. And we're going to itemize our instance. So now we'll just go ahead and press okay.
You'll see here that we have a number of things that are starting to show up here as far as our areas have been broken down. Notice that all the circulations are here. There is also things for conferencing so forth and so on. But we don't have any totals for any of these fellas. So we have one more little thing that we wind up having to do. Let's go to Edit. Just kind of move this out of the way here. We're going to add up floor areas. We'll pick up floor area. We'll Click on totals for that.
And then floor area percentage, we'll do that as well and hit okay and now you'll see that you're accumulating all your square footages and a percentage of how much it is of the total. So, what we have here now is a Block Plan that's been completed, that we have graphically. We also have a schedule for the Block Plan that we can now compare against our space program to see how well we come to our programmed area.
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